Ashley Barlow Psych-A Division of Reframed Psychological

Spring is a time for new growth and Reframed is growing! Ashley Barlow, PhD., R. Psych is moving to Reframed full time AND she will be seeing clients in our satellite office in addition to the two evenings a week she works at our southside office. Where is this satellite office located you may be […]

Surviving the Holidays when you have PTSD

People who are living with PTSD or severe trauma struggle with certain anniversaries. And for some, the holidays can be a nightmare. It’s overwhelming, especially if the trauma is linked to an event that happened around the holidays. A soldier could have lost friends around Christmas. A sexual abuse survivor could have been assaulted at […]

What is Trauma?

trau·ma /ˈtroumə,ˈtrômə/ noun 1. a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. “a personal trauma like the death of a child”     What is trauma? Have I suffered trauma? How do I know if I suffer from trauma? These questions are all too common. We associate trauma with the death of someone, or with PTSD (Post-Traumatic […]

It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions.

It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions. William Bridges Change is inevitable. As human beings we continue to evolve and adapt. However, the concepts of change and transition are different. Change is situational; it is the external event that is taking place. You may be experiencing any number of changes – […]

What’s Your Love Language?

What’s Your Love Language? More often than not, in couples therapy, I will ask a couple if they have read The 5 Love Languages, by Gary Chapman (1992). This book takes a look at how people interpret being loved by how they give love. As indicated by the title there are 5 love languages. Check […]

Relationships: The Reframed Edition

It’s All About Connection Our need to belong drives our desire to be in relationship with others. Not just any relationship will fulfill the need to belong; having a friendly cab driver, although nice, doesn’t trigger the “I belong here” feeling! We want relationships where we feel seen and known and accepted for who we […]